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Staff Scientist

Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Clinical Affairs

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Position Summary:

  • Provides technical and scientific lead and guidance for Healthcare/Pharma Industry projects that support or improve existing products, methods or techniques.
  • Is responsible and/or collaborates for invention or acquisition of novel technologies that supports the company’s objectives.
  • Work is performed in a manner consistent with Company’s quality policy, on-time, within budget, and with high degree of customer satisfaction.



  • Versatile, self-starter, with demonstrated ability to learn and work independently
  • Strong and diverse scientific experience
  • Enjoys working hands-on in the laboratory
  • Assures good product development/support/continuous improvement by optimizing the use of technical resources in alignment with departmental goals.  Plans and designs experiments using DOE and other advanced methodologies as appropriate based on project needs.  Interprets results and draws conclusions to continue the work or adapts design following correct design controls.
  • Assures a consistent scientific lead on projects by planning and developing an adapted technical approach.  Assesses resources, coordinates, collaborates, and delegates tasks as appropriate, anticipates and resolves technical issues, prepares timelines, project reports and project assessments.  Makes recommendations that assures respect of QA/QC policy as well as a timely closure.
  • Monitors scientific literature and keeps systematically informed of advances in a specific field of expertise: scientific developments, competitor information as well as customer needs through both internal and external networks.  May propose and evaluate new products, process or technologies.  Communicates technical information internally and externally within the scientific community in order to benefit the company and its customers.
  • Authors marketing white papers and scientific publications, including publications in peer reviewed journals.  Presents at local and international scientific conferences.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement initiatives.


Studies and Experience:

  • Ph.D. with 3-4 years of relevant experience or
    • M.S. with 5-8 years of relevant experience or
    • B.S. with 8-13 years of relevant experience
  • Experience of technical project leadership
  • Pharmaceutical or clinical microbiology education and/or lab experience


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of Microbiology and chemistry/biochemistry
  • Strong laboratory skills and preferably pharmaceutical/industrial microbiology
  • Knowledge of technologies outside of traditional microbiology (i.e. : Cytometry, automated microbiology, molecular biology)
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Innovative thinker
  • Excellent problem solving skills and decision making ability
  • Experience with experimental design, design controls, and statistical analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to write project reports and present to scientific meetings and customers


BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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